With the date marking my nineteenth birthday over the last weekend (05.02), I decided what a better time to start a new niche for my blog.
I have been thinking for quite a while that I would love to expand my blog content and make it more personal and more of an outlet for my own life and creative ventures. So without further ado
Nineteen Things I Want to Do in my Nineteenth Year
- TRAVEL SOLO(ish)
Go on my first overseas trip – I have been fortunate enough to have been taken on five overseas holidays with my family and experience the world with them – four before I was even 18. I thank my parents for teaching me the value of travel and this year I am planning on my first overseas trip self-funded without them with me! Exciting and scary!
- TOUCH MY TOES
I can’t even remember the last time I could touch my toes without feeling like my hamstrings were going to snap. I have let both my flexibility and overall fitness decrease significantly and it has become embarrassing. I used to be super fit and athletic once, but now even walking to the bus stop has become a tiresome exercise.
- WRITE A SCRIPT (in full)
I am a film student and I am passionate about telling stories, and trust me, I have so many ideas running around my head but unfortunately I haven’t got down to writing. Aside from what is required at uni, I have become slack with working towards an end goal. I have a tendency to start multiple screenplays without ever finishing them.
- GET MY DRIVERS LICENCE
I don’t know how much longer I can put this off for.
- PUT MORE EFFORT IN CONNECTING
It is no secret that I am a little bit of an introvert but that in no way excuses the extent to which I shut myself off from the world. Whether it be friends, relationships, career or family, I need to go the extra mile to maintain those relationships that truly mean something to me. I need to build solid connections with those around me.
- GET AN INTERNSHIP
I have realised lately how much my skill set and experience is lacking. When my only recent experience is a job I have had my entire working life (aka 4 years), it is clear that I need to get myself out there. Which leads to…
- VOLUNTEER MORE
Both of my career interests – writing and filmmaking – depend on who you know and what you’ve worked on. I didn’t do anything in my first year to get my name known, and there is my first mistake. So whether it’d be for other student projects, festivals or events, I need to put the time in to get the payback.
- NAIL OTHER SKILL SETS
I am a firm believer in that you can never learn enough. I myself constantly find myself thinking of other skills that I can take on. Some of these include coding for web design, watercolour painting, hand lettering and digital illustration. Paaarrrtt of me wants to also learn a new language, but that will come in time.
- BE THE ORGANISED AND “ON TOP OF IT” PERSON I WAS DESTINED TO BE
Honestly, I have so many planners, notebooks, pens, post it notes and productivity applications I really don’t have an excuse. I find myself being overwhelmed during the semester and struggling to find the work/life/study balance and I am still so guilty of leaving things until the last minute.
- SPEND A DAY IN THE OUTDOORS
I cannot believe how much I have been lacking the outdoors. I have become a true hermit! I want to spend an entire day hiking, or walking, or just exploring.
- TAKE MORE PICTURES
Like, proper pictures of memorable stuff.
- REUNITE WITH OLD FRIENDS
I haven’t seen most of my old friends for over a year, and that really saddens me to think.
- READ MORE BOOKS
Aiming for at least one a month, reading used to be my favourite thing to do but it seems I’ve neglected that as well.
- WATCH MORE FILMS
Convinced I am the worlds worst film student, I could not sit in a room of cinephiles and discuss the importance and meanings of classic and foreign films (or even popular films for that matter) that everybody has seemed to have seen.
- CHANGE MY HAIR
I get so bored of my hair so easily. Although I have had a few changes with my hair this year (chopping it short, dying it pink, dying it blonde/gold/brown), I feel as though another change is bound to happen. Fringe? Short again? What colour should I dye it?
- DO A MASS CLEANOUT
Also something that apparently happens often, I want to go through all of my stuff and rid everything that I don’t need or use any more and perhaps replace it with stuff that will be useful. Just too much stuff. I have read and watched a heap of videos and books on minimalism, maybe it is something I should try.
- FIND MY STYLE
I do not have a distinct style or a ‘trademark’. I’ll be wearing ballet flats and a skirt one day, to t-shirts and converse the next. Maybe this isn’t something that is important to have in my list, let’s be real, I am always changing.
- TAKE CARE OF MYSELF
You know, develop a healthy skin regime, drink more water, keep my room clean, eat better, exercise, sleep more, ra ra ra.
- COMMIT TO MY BLOG
Blogging is something that I have always wanted to do – I remember my first Tumblr, and I remember all of my failed attempts at starting a blog. To make this blog successful would be incredible so I have to keep at it!
What’s your bucket list for the next year? I’d love to hear!